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#1 2006-03-24 9:29am

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1978 Gary Littlejohn Sidehack

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1978 Gary Littlejohn Sidehack

Here we have one of if not the nicest Gary Little John sidehack know to exist . This was restored by one of the real deal sidehack racers back in the day ... The hack is superb... the seat is perfect and all stickers are in grate shape ... .The Mongoose also is a thing of beauty ! all stickers intact ... the Motomags are perfect... as close to NOS as you can get .... All parts are era correct except for the tires ... this machine has been ridden ... but not hard .... as i said ... this is the nicest know example of a GLJ hack ... bolted to a goose that there is ..
re-built by Ben Joy


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#2 2006-11-28 2:44am

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Re: 1978 Gary Littlejohn Sidehack

I..., do not get why *no-one* has commented on this. It's cool, but what is it's purpose? Sure, you can carry another person on it, but... why? An-E-Who..., it is cool though. smile


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#3 2006-11-28 3:00am

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Re: 1978 Gary Littlejohn Sidehack

This is a fantastic part of bmx history. I don't get it why no one comments on the rare classic bikes that should be in the museum, but the bullshit bikes get 20 replies. People need to recognize what the history of bmx is all about.

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#4 2006-11-28 5:48am

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Re: 1978 Gary Littlejohn Sidehack

fox, they used to 2 man race these bitd.  just a different avenu of bmx.  awsome sidehack jmcracing!  both pices are beautiful!  i would love to take a spin on one of these someday.

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#5 2006-11-28 8:52am

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Re: 1978 Gary Littlejohn Sidehack

yep, some great history there.  i would love to build one someday, but that takes a lot of $$$ that i don't have lol


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#6 2006-11-28 9:48am

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Re: 1978 Gary Littlejohn Sidehack

hey i agree with you guys.. i love this thing i seen it many times but just never posted a coment..  its awesome


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#7 2006-12-25 11:16am

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Re: 1978 Gary Littlejohn Sidehack

sidehacks are an awesome part of bmx history. i am too young to remember these races but i have researched images and text online- very cool aspect of racing for sure! this bike is a classic example of the early years of bmx. it is definitely sweet!


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#8 2007-01-18 8:45pm

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Re: 1978 Gary Littlejohn Sidehack

THIS IS THE EXACT SETUP MY BROTHER AND I STARTED WITH IN '77.  WE RACED IT FOR THE SAME DURATION AS OUR BMX CAREERS, ABOUT 20 YEARS, (WE EVEN CAME BACK AND DID EXHIBITION RACES WITH GORK) AS THE DISCIPULO DUO IN NBA, UBR, NBL AND EVENTUALLY ABA.  WE ARE THE ONES WHO JUMPED THE PRO SECTIONS AT THE OLD SOCAL TRACK CORONA DOWNHILL.  I LOVE THIS BIKE.  AMAZINGLY IT IS STILL IN THE FAMILY AND MY BRO AND I STILL RIDE IT.  NOW I AM SHOWING MY 9 AND 12 YR OLD HOW TO RIDE IT.  OH IF ANYONE OUT THERE WAS ON THE NOMURA RACINGTEAM OR REMEMBER JOE & MIKE DISCIPULO PLEASE DROP ME AN EMAIL!!! BUYNSELLURHOME@yahoo.com

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#9 2007-01-18 9:08pm

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Re: 1978 Gary Littlejohn Sidehack

I've wanted to build a sidehack since forever.

sigh.


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damn bunch of end users. why do we even bother. so you can get email ?

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#10 2007-02-21 7:12am

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Re: 1978 Gary Littlejohn Sidehack

This is an amazing machine. I can imagine blasting around the neighborhood on this with the kids in the sidehack.

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#11 2007-05-09 12:59am

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Re: 1978 Gary Littlejohn Sidehack

RealFox wrote:

I..., do not get why *no-one* has commented on this.smile

elfdoublecross wrote:

i am too young to remember these races.

that made me giggle. do any of the new schoolers (25 & under) know what the BW sticker is for? or why it mite be on THIS bike?

JMC, one hell of a hack you got bolted to that Goose.

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#12 2007-07-02 9:47pm

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Re: 1978 Gary Littlejohn Sidehack

hopefullly i will build one of these soon currently restoring a motomag goose i also have 3 motomags but i need a side hack.....anyways awesome build


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#13 2007-07-30 7:11am

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Re: 1978 Gary Littlejohn Sidehack

ALAKRAN wrote:

hopefullly i will build one of these soon currently restoring a motomag goose i also have 3 motomags but i need a side hack.....anyways awesome build

someone just had 1 for sale on here

SUPERB part of BMX history. There's some old videos on youtube of these racing at an actual event

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#14 2007-09-07 7:40am

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Re: 1978 Gary Littlejohn Sidehack

Hello,
I'm a graphic artist; I also restore antique bikes.  I'm doing some repop decal sets for the "LittleJohn" machines.  These will not be available for sale until I can obtain copyright permission, of course.

I'd *LOVE* to get a clear hi-res shot of that logo on the fender!!!

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#15 2007-09-27 4:53am

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Re: 1978 Gary Littlejohn Sidehack

on youtube i watched a 1983 video i think with the sidehack, does it have like springs or something taht allows it to lean when you turn? it looked like taht in the video, anyways i like it  a lot, im 13 and it looks like i could fly on it


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#16 2008-01-10 3:07am

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Re: 1978 Gary Littlejohn Sidehack

did someone repop the stickers?

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#17 2008-03-13 6:31pm

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Re: 1978 Gary Littlejohn Sidehack

That is the coolest Little John EVER!!!!!! lol


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#18 2008-05-22 3:23am

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Re: 1978 Gary Littlejohn Sidehack

In late 1979 I lived in Phoenix, AZ - raced a little BMX and had a huge paper route. For me, getting a sidehack was a must for my route after seeing someone with one of these at the local track. I looked and found nothing. Eventually I got the number to Gary Littlejohn Enterprises and Gary himself answered the call and told me all about the hacks. They had very few of them left and so I ordered one and had it shipped out to me. Most hacks I had seen were homemade jobs, usually they would cut another frame and weld it to the main bike. The fact that the Littlejohn hack was BOLT-ON was a huge advantage for me as I could easily go with or without the hack. Yummm.. It was VERY solid when attached to the bike.

Needless to say when the thing showed up, the bolt pattern and clamps did not fit my Schwinn or my ProFab frame. I was super bummed out but did not want to give up. I called every bike store in town and got the LAST Gary Littlejohn BMX bike frame that would fit the hack perfectly. It was a burnt orange color. I finished everything off with three black Tuff-Wheels moto-mags.

Every chickie in the neighborhood wanted a ride whenever they saw me cruising down the street. Oh yeah, those were the days man. I would bungiecord a stereo to the hack and be in business! Off to the arcade! Other than that one time at the track I never saw another one other than mine again until seeing the pic on this board. I totally forgot it had a cushion! No wonder the chicks were so into it. heh heh...

I forgot to add- Gary told me on the phone back then that they made some of these for beach cruisers too. Good luck finding one of  those!

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#19 2008-05-23 2:09pm

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Re: 1978 Gary Littlejohn Sidehack

cool bike and sidehack! im going to make my own version of the sidehack, it will be the poor mans version. ill post it up after its done, this bike motivated me to build one,

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#20 2008-05-23 2:32pm

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Re: 1978 Gary Littlejohn Sidehack

I realy realy whant one some one here even makes very nice one's for sale. but just do not have the parking space for a rig like that. friend at school back in th day had one man it was sick! I was the only guy allowed to ride the side hack as a pasenger do to my freecky litte self 80pounds back then I wayed. sorry for the pore spelling.


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#21 2008-09-20 11:39am

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Re: 1978 Gary Littlejohn Sidehack

I love wont one so much big_smile
but cant find one anywhere:/sad

plz let m know if any know wear some are

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#22 2008-09-20 10:21pm

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Re: 1978 Gary Littlejohn Sidehack

Amazing piece of BMX history...

For those younger guys who may not know... Side-Hacks (or Hacks) were a huge part of 1970's BMX and were very thrilling (especially for their crashes!!!) and just different.

Lately, they have made somewhat of a comeback. I've seen some guys on OS-BMX riding them in skate-parks.

Ben Joy (who re-built this one) is a master of BMX history. Lucky for me he has actually sent me some emails and shared his knowledge. Aside from being a great former 70's BMX racer, he is also a serious vintage Mongoose expert and has shared his information with countless people including me.

Another great guy who has shared his "hack" knowledge and history with me is Rick Twomey of the famous Rick's Bike Shop. He has one of the oldest surviving side-hacks in the world and built it himself. I'm going to try and post a link with a picture of it:

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh73 … O4273.jpeg

It seems I can't post the link here... I'll try to put it in the museum. Cheers.

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#23 2008-11-10 7:51pm

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Re: 1978 Gary Littlejohn Sidehack

WOW THIS THING IS COOL I LIKE IT U SHOULD PUT A MOTOR ON IT SO I CAN GOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! FAST.... LOL ITS COOL THOUGH:)lol


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#24 2010-04-03 8:41pm

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Re: 1978 Gary Littlejohn Sidehack

I have one of these and have been looking for an old Gary Littlejohn frame to hang it on. Does any one recall Littlejohn Murphy prior to Gary Littlejohn? I use to race hack from one I did a permanent fab on with an R&R.

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#25 2010-04-04 11:57am

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Re: 1978 Gary Littlejohn Sidehack

Sir:

          I see from your 'site name' that you're in the 'Denver area?'
     I'm 68 now and my 'now 39 year old' son and I raced in the
     Denver area in 1979 & 1980.

          Back then our 'home track' was at the Adams County Fair
     Grounds in Commerce,above Denver. We raced at Expo Park in
     Aurora as well. Doubt if either of these tracks still exist today?

          My kid was pals with Derek Brown in the 9X class and I was
     racing my 26" Littlejohn Cruiser in the 'old man's Cruiser class'-
     we BMX Dads were the only ones that raced Cruisers then!

          I was 37 at the time,and the ABA wouldn't let me race my
     Littlejohn at their 1980 Mile High National-too old! I put a local
     16X kid-John Alber Jr.-on my bike and he raced it in the only
     Cruiser class the ABA had that year! He raced 2 'factory Pros'-
     Mark Pippen(SE Racing) and Bobby Encinas(Shimano) and 'blew
     them into the weeds'...won a Trophy that was taller than he was!
     Pippen rode a brand new OM FLYER and Encinas raced a 'KOS
     KRUISER'-with Shimano decals on it!

          When I moved my family to Washington the following year,
     I sold my Littlejohn 'Team Replica' bike to John Alber...never saw
     or heard from him again...but there WAS 'at least' 1 Littlejohn
     in the area at one time! Nobody then had a hack in Denver...but
     I'd seen pics of hack races in California & Oregon! COOL!!!

     Hope you find a 20" Littlejohn...

     Bob Matherly
     Everett,WA.

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26" Cruisers...outdated,outmoded...but still cool!

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